Escaped Teen Leads Police to 12 Malnourished Siblings

A 17-year-old girl led police to a horrific scene of child neglect in Southern California, where a dozen of her malnourished siblings were found imprisoned in their family home, law enforcement said on Monday. The children, ranging between 2 and 29 years old, were discovered “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings,” according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin, the apparent parents of the 13 children, are being held on $9 million bail each on nine felony counts of torture and 10 felony counts each of child endangerment.